than 1,000 US college students will commit suicide during this school
year. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month.
Join STATIC as
we present Pain, Hope, Questions, and Community: An Evening with Jamie Tworkowski, Creator of “To Write Love On Her Arms,” live in the HUB Ohio Room, on Thursday, September 28.
This is a free event. No tickets are required for entry. However, seating
is limited to the first 400 people, so be sure to arrive early enough to claim a seat. Doors for the main event will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. Jamie will have TWLOHA merchandise for sale at the event, and will stay for a meet-and-greet with the audience after the event concludes.
According to TWLOHA's
website, “Jamie grew up in the surfing world and later fell in love with
music and writing. TWLOHA began as his attempt to tell a story and help
a friend in 2006. Today, Jamie spends much of his time on the road,
telling the TWLOHA story and encouraging audiences at universities,
concerts, and music festivals. He has been interviewed by NBC Nightly
News, CBS Sunday Morning, and Rolling Stone magazine. His first book, If You Feel Too Much, is now available to order.” View Jamie's blog posts.
Come early for the TWLOHA presentation, but come even earlier for the Mental Health Fair. STATIC will host a Mental Health Fair from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in
the HUB Atrium, with various campus and community offices and organizations providing free resources and activities for all members of the IUP campus community. Some participants include IUP Health Service, IUP Health and Wellness Promotion, Active Minds, and others. Of particular interest, STATIC will welcome ALIVE! to join these local organizations. ALIVE! is part of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center, a nonprofit corporation that focuses on suicide prevention and awareness throughout the United States, and will offer four interactive stations, including mental illness and neurology trivia, graffiti art, and a share-a-secret exhibit. This is all free, and participants will be entered into a raffle for some awesome prizes.
For more information, visit the STATIC website or Twitter page.